Welcome to Stamps-n-Lingers! My name is Mary and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator. I love our tools and gadgets and the pretty papers and colors! And – I love to teach! So…it’s a pretty perfect business for me. I get to help folks find or nurture their creative sides! Sometimes sides they didn’t even know they had! 😉
We live in Fayetteville, GA – which, if you’re unfamiliar, is a suburb of Atlanta. We can get from our door to the airport in about 20 minutes (depending on traffic – well, if you know Atlanta, you know that EVERYTHING is dependent on traffic!!). Somehow, we were blessed to find a lovely acreage this close in, and we (my husband, Wayne, and I) share it with our completely rotten miniature panther (okay – she’s really a Domestic Short Hair, but…she THINKS she’s a panther, so….) – Katy; Finn – our Australian Shepherd who has gained a pretty huge Finn-Fan base…
…and two horses. Our horses consider us their “staff” – which, indeed, we are! Cerah and Cady pretty much run our lives and dictate our schedules. But, it’s a benign dictatorship, and one I wouldn’t trade for anything!
My life has encompassed a career in the Air Force, a follow-on military support job (from which I retired not too long ago!), and a stint as a Pampered Chef consultant. I’m an aviator, a teacher, a horse trainer, a would-be-chef, a reluctant housekeeper, a Square-Foot Gardener, a prepper (okay – I own a dehydrator and have managed to grow and dry enough food to last about a week when the zombie apocalypse comes….), a card-maker, a reader-of-novels, and (let’s face it) a couch potato. I’m not one of those people who claim “I just don’t watch TV” or “I just can’t sit around doing nothing” or “I just have to stay busy”. Nope. I like watching “my shows”. Preferably on the DVR without any commercials. So – I didn’t pick crafting to give my overly busy hands something to do, or to take up my evenings. I picked it purely because I love the “stuff” that goes with and into it, and I love the end results that I can make with just some paper and ink and a little bling.
If you’re interested in learning more about Stampin’ Up or about any of their products, drop me a line! I’d be happy to be your Demonstrator!
Our good dog, Buck, went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2015 – but he’ll be in our hearts forever. Rest well, buddy. We’ll see you when we get there!
We’ve also said good-bye to Bo – the brown and white pinto horse in the photo above – and Leo, Katy’s brother. They’re all in our hearts now. It’s going to be a joyous reunion at the bridge one day!